COUPLE THERAPY FOR DEPRESSION TRAINING
REVISIONS TO ENTRY CRITERIA MAY 2015
1. COUPLE THERAPY FOR DEPRESSION PRACTITIONER TRAINING
This training can now also be undertaken by therapists who do not hold a couple therapy qualification but who are able to evidence training and/or demonstrable experience of working with more than one patient in the room (for example, those who have done group or family work, or who have done partner-assisted CBT). Applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis by training staff at Tavistock Relationships, based on their clinical experience and training. Ideally they would have had some core learning about couples e.g. attended training days or workshops, but this would not be essential. As these practitioners will not have passed the Foundation course there will need to be some assessment of their Basic Couple Therapy competence alongside the existing course assessment requirements.
In addition there are:
Couple Therapy for Depression Supervisor Trainings (I day plus 8-9 months consultation to peer supervision groups) and Couple Therapy for Depression ‘top-up’ days offered on a rolling schedule and on-demand region by region. Supervisor training is open to therapists who have successfully completed the practitioner training and who are already qualified as supervisors in another modality or who have extensive supervisory experience. The ‘top-up’ days are further CPD days on specific aspects of the Couple Therapy for Depression model and are available to any practitioner or supervisor accredited in the model. Places may be available for trainees at the end of their practitioner training.
2. TRAINING IN COUPLE RELATIONSHIPS FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL WELLBEING PRACTITIONERS
We offer a 1-day course to enable PWPs to better assess people presenting with a diagnosis of depression where they have a couple relationship that might be precipitating or maintaining the illness, and to have a better understanding of the therapy for which they are referring them. This will add to understanding of how couple therapy fits into the range of therapies on offer in IAPT, their potential suitability for partners, and make for more appropriate and successful referrals. This CPD course is available across the country.